How can I prepare and apply short cement ramp on old concrete?

Hi, my helpers need to prepare & apply, how? i need 4 my W/C a short cement ramp on old concrete?

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 18, 2018
    Are you wanting to build a concrete ramp so that a W/C is more accessible?
    If you posted a picture of the area, we could see the space you have to work with, and then would be able to offer suggestions specific to your individual situation.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 18, 2018
    Pouring concrete over existing concrete can be tricky. Not only does new concrete not want to bond with old concrete, but the old concrete may not be sturdy enough to take the weight of the additional concrete.

    BE CAREFUL of just anyone telling you they can "get this done!" There are lots of incompetent people out there looking to get paid for inferior work.

    Look into building a wooden ramp over this area. Be sure and use weather treated wood and is made to hold up!

    For use as a handicap ramp, keep in mind that for every inch in height, you need to go out 1 foot. This is to keep the W/C from tumbling over forward! If there are 2 steps, that is usually 14" which means the ramp should be 14' out from start to finish!

    Here are the specs...

    Wheelchair Ramp Information. ... Maximum slope for hand-propelled wheelchair ramps should be 1" of rise to every 12" of length (4.8 degree angle; 8.3% grade). Maximum slope for power chairs should be 1.5" rise to 12" length (7.1 degree angle; 12.5% grade).

    Here is an excellent article on ramps...


    Here is a link to look at purchasing a pre-built ramp.